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Gillespie DNA Project

Rev. George Gillespie b.1613 of Kirkcaldy is NOT the grand daddy of us all !
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About us

CONGRATULATIONS !   Our Gillespie DNA Project celebrated its 11th year in Dec. 2015. Our 1st kit #28870 was purchased on Dec. 1, 2004.

The beautiful banner for our Gillespie DNA Project comes from a photograph taken by Charles Moore during a trip to Scotland.


Connie McKenzie - Contact Connie if you have questions about the Gillespie DNA Project, test results, additional orders and testee subgrouping.  Connie is a descendant of Group 1 Haplogroup I2 - Thomas Gillespie b1719 and Naomi Thompson - d1797 Rowan Co NC through son George.

Charles Moore - Contact Charles about Gillespie DNA Group 2 Haplogroup I1, Haplogroup R1b-U106, and advanced DNA analysis.  Charles is a descendant of Group 2 - William Gillespie born c1720 died c1801 Pendleton Dist SC.  The famous Gillespie Rifle Makers belong to Group 2.


Betty Gillespie Pollack - Contact Betty (Group 1 - 158559) if you have questions about early Gillespie lines in Pennsylvania and Delaware and Group 1 in Ohio.  Betty is a descendant and has posted her family tree online - look for Gillespie, James Jr. (1749).  Betty has also documented some unrelated Gillespie lines.

Don Anderson - Contact Don about using YDNA and atDNA tests to assist adoptees discover bio ancestors.


Richard Gillespie --  drgillespie at txchiropractor dot net
Contact Rick (Group 1 - 28870 Thomas Gillespie and Naomi Thompson through son George) if you have basic questions about Gillespie lines that settled in Texas. Rick was the 1st Gillespie to take the Y-DNA test for the Gillespie DNA Project in Dec. 2004.

Dave Gillespie -- starfieldgroup at gmail dot com
Contact Dave (Kit #94854 - tested BIGY) if you have questions about Haplogroup R1b M222.

Duane Gillaspie -- dngllsp7 at gmail dot com
Contact Duane (Kit # 38866 - tested BIGY) if you have questions about his Haplogroup R1b U106 Gillaspie family.

Project Administrators and Assistants are not FTDNA employees, they are genetic genealogy hobbyist volunteers.
They do not receive any form of financial payment or any other incentive or reimbursement for their work.  Project administrators are responsible for the content on the project websites.  

Organization of DNA kits into subgroups and naming of those groups is done by project administrators after analyzing the comparative results.  Placement of DNA kits within the subgroups is dictated by FTDNA STR mutation programming and cannot be altered by project administrators. 
Project administrators have indicated the primary haplogroup branch and SNPs in the subgroup titles, where applicable, and have activated the SNP RESULTS display page.

The link above will take you to the original discussion group for the Gillespie DNA Project. This forum began in Sept. 2005 and is open to individuals that have a Gillespie ancestor.  Participants in our Yahoo group do not have to belong to the Gillespie DNA Project, but DNA testing as it relates to genealogy is the focus.  All DNA testing options are discussed in the Yahoo group. The FILES and PHOTO sections have information about our various Gillespie families.  You must establish a Yahoo email ID to access the FILES/LINKS/PHOTO sections and log into Yahoo.